Grind for March 9th
“Scared is what you’re feeling. Brave is what you’re doing.” – Emma Donoghue
WHO Under Fire for Being Chinese Apologists
With the coronavirus pandemic raging around the world, it’s vital that a competent, transnational organization is able to gather vital statistics on the disease from every nation and track the progress of efforts to contain it.
Too bad we only have the WHO.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is failing. Not only are they failing in their primary responsibility to public health, but their inexplicable political gamesmanship is destroying their credibility.
And if no one believes what’s coming out of their headquarters in Geneva, what good are they?
Most noticeabe has been their tilt toward China, running international interference for Chinese coverups and bungling.
They’ve already been caught in several embarrassing lies and, at times, appear more concerned with politically correct attitudes than they do dealing with the pandemic.
A reporter had asked officials about Beijing’s new policy to include asymptomatic coronavirus patients in the government’s overall coronavirus infection tally. The reporter also asked whether WHO has been “manipulated or taken for a ride” by accepting China’s data.
Ryan rejected the premise of the reporter’s question, suggesting that governments around the globe are struggling to report accurate data because of the chaos caused by the pandemic. Read more…
Republicans Rip Pelosi’s Panel on Coronavirus Response
Republicans are hitting back at what they say is a “partisan” move by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to form a new House committee on the administration’s response to the coronavirus crisis – arguing that there are already numerous additional oversight measures in the $2 trillion stimulus bill passed by Congress last week.
“This isn’t about oversight, it sounds like pure politics,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said on “Fox & Friends” Friday. “Let’s take care of the crisis at hand right now. We have five different oversights already looking at this and this is what she comes up with?”
“I want to remind everyone here in our nation’s capital, especially in Congress, that this is not the time for politics, endless partisan investigations. Here we go again,” President Trump said on Thursday. “They’ve already done extraordinary damage to our country in recent years.”
Pelosi announced Thursday that she is creating a House Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis. The committee will appoint both Democrats and Republicans, and will have subpoena power to seek information from the Trump administration.
Unlike the 9/11-style after-action committee to investigate missteps in the coronavirus response that Rep. Adam Schiff and others have proposed, Pelosi said this committee is designed to address the “here and now” – specifically concerning the allocation of the historic amount of federal funds directed to economic recovery. Read more…
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